SAN DIEGO, Aug. 9, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Petco, in partnership with Dr. Seuss Enterprises, L.P., has released the latest assortment from the Dr. Seuss™ Pet Fans Collection™, an exclusive line of pet accessories and toys based on the beloved characters from Dr. Seuss. The new items – for both dogs and cats – are inspired by Dr. Seuss' children's book, "What Pet Should I Get?" and are available now only at Petco.com/drseuss and at Petco and Unleashed by Petco stores nationwide.
"We're pleased to bring more of Dr. Seuss' animated world to life with the introduction of these new pet accessories and toys," said Rebecca Frechette, Senior Vice President, Merchandising for Petco. "The joyful characters are the perfect playtime companions for furry friends and we are thrilled to have Dr. Seuss' latest masterpiece to draw inspiration from!"
"Dr. Seuss had a passion and gift for creating an imaginative world," said Susan Brandt, President, Licensing and Marketing, Dr. Seuss Enterprises, L.P. "We're excited to partner with Petco to continue to bring that world to life for human and pet fans alike!"
Designed with bright colors and based on artwork from the book, the collection includes an assortment of dog and cat products that are both durable and engaging. Ranging in price from $5 to $10, the fun new products include:
- Dr. Seuss Tall Bird with Knotted Rope Legs Dog Toy
- Dr. Seuss What Pet Should I Get? 3 Fishes Cat Teaser
- Dr. Seuss What Pet Should I Get? Puppy Stick Dog Toy
- Dr. Seuss What Pet Should I Get? Bunny and Turtle 2 Pack Cat Toy
In addition to the beloved characters from "What Pet Should I Get?," the Dr. Seuss Pet Fans Collection also includes products featuring timeless characters that have been adored by generations, including Dr. Seuss Cat in the Hat Mouse Toys for Cats and Dr. Seuss Cat in the Hat Flat Dog Toy.
About Petco and the Petco Foundation
With more than 50 years of service to pet parents, Petco is a leading pet specialty retailer that focuses on nurturing powerful relationships between people and pets. We do this by providing the products, services, advice and experiences that keep pets physically fit, mentally alert, socially engaged and emotionally happy. Everything we do is guided by our vision for Healthier Pets. Happier People. Better World. We operate more than 1,450 Petco locations across the U.S., Mexico and Puerto Rico, including more than 115 Unleashed by Petco locations, a smaller format neighborhood shop; prescription services and pet supplies from the leading veterinary-operated pet product supplier, Drs. Foster & Smith; and petco.com. The Petco Foundation, an independent nonprofit organization, has invested more than $167 million since it was created in 1999 to help promote and improve the welfare of companion animals. In conjunction with the Foundation, we work with and support thousands of local animal welfare groups across the country and, through in-store adoption events, help find homes for more than 400,000 animals every year.
About Dr. Seuss
Theodor "Seuss" Geisel is quite simply one of the most beloved children's book authors of all time. His long list of awards includes Caldecott Honors for McElligot's Pool, If I Ran the Zoo, and Bartholomew and the Oobleck, the Pulitzer Prize, and eight honorary doctorates. Works based on his original stories have won three Oscars, three Emmys, three Grammys, and a Peabody. Geisel wrote and illustrated 45 books during his lifetime, and his books have sold more than 650 million copies worldwide. Though Theodor Geisel died on September 24, 1991, Dr. Seuss lives on, inspiring generations of children of all ages to explore the joys of reading. For more information about Dr. Seuss and his works, visit Seussville.com.
Dr. Seuss Enterprises, L.P.
The primary focus of Dr. Seuss Enterprises, L.P. is to protect the integrity of the Dr. Seuss books while expanding beyond books into ancillary areas. This effort is a strategic part of the overall mission to nurture and safeguard the relationship people have with Dr. Seuss characters. Theodor Seuss Geisel (Dr. Seuss) said he never wanted to license his characters to anyone who would "round out the edges." That is one of the guiding philosophies of Dr. Seuss Enterprises. Audrey S. Geisel, the widow of Dr. Seuss, heads Dr. Seuss Enterprises as CEO.
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